December 9, 2016Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Dec 9, 2016
Christmas Office Parties:
Yes, it's THAT time again, and Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc, offers some guidelines for partygoers:
--Arrive early: This could be your best chance to talk with senior executives while things are still quiet.
--Work the room: Use the occasion to meet people in other departments -- you never know who can help your career.
--Do not over-indulge: Free alcohol can quickly lead to excessive drinking. Stay in control. You do not want to do anything embarrassing to you --or your employer. Even if your alcohol-induced actions do not get you fired, they could hurt your chances for advancement.
--Be friendly, but not too friendly: The company party is not the place to try out your latest pick-up lines. Such behavior could easily be seen as sexual harassment.
--Avoid talking business: This is not the right time to approach your boss with a new business idea. Save that for Monday morning.
December 8, 2016Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Dec 8, 2016
Filling a need: Everybody wants Hatchimals --they are one of --if not THE-- hottest toy this holiday season and have been pretty much sold out. However, yesterday Target posted notices they would be getting "dozens" more of the toys starting on Sunday at stores ...
December 7, 2016Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Dec 7, 2016
It's Pearl Harbor Day Know who your friends really are at 7:55 am. Today marks 75 years since the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941... "a day which will live in infamy" as then-President Roosevelt called it. The attack killed 24-hundred people and wounded ...
December 6, 2016Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Dec 6, 2016
Pet Patrol: The Washington Postreports DONALD TRUMP will be the first president in many years --150 to be exact-- who comes to the White House without a pet. MARTIN VAN BUREN had tiger cubs, THOMAS JEFFERSON and TEDDY ROOSEVELT had bears, and CALVIN COOLIDGE ...
December 5, 2016Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Dec 5, 2016
Broadcast, cable and video news: Good news for fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" --a California winery is putting out bottles of "Game of Thrones" wine. The NY Daily Newsreports Vintage Wine Estates in California is introducing a $19.99 bottle of red or chardonnay ...
December 2, 2016Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Dec 2, 2016
Stars and their movies: LEE DANIELS is getting a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame this morning at 11:30 am (Pacific). The star, in the TV category, is located at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hudson Apartments. Actress GABOUREY SIDIBE will be helping ...
December 1, 2016Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Dec 1, 2016
NORAD Santa Tracker 2016: The NORAD Santa Tracker website and apps go live today! The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been tracking Santa's movements on Christmas Eve for more than 60 years, using satellites, global positioning, jet fighter ...
November 30, 2016Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 30, 2016
Reporting this morning from my 94-year-old mother's house in Chicago, IL...! Politics as usual --Posturing, Posing and Press Releases: A law professor at the George Washington Universitysays that once DONALD TRUMP is sworn into office on January 20th, his lease of ...
November 29, 2016Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 29, 2016
Grace notes from Vinny Marino: Proving that clowns really ARE scary, MADONNA is doing a one-off concert next week in Miami where she will singer her greatest hits, dressed as a clown. Tickets are $5-thousand dollars apiece and all the money will go to Madonna's ...
November 28, 2016Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 28, 2016
Sucking Up: Over the weekend, somebody hacked into Google maps and renamed Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan --labeling it "Dump Tower." Google fixed it late Saturday --before the President-elect was due to return to his home. Editor's note: Although I'm sure the ...